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pbplayer301
03-08-2005, 05:19 PM
Hey guys I am just getting into lifting and I know the importance of lots of protein. However protein shakes get pretty expensive when you drink them twice a day. Is there a cheaper, easy way to get lots of protein? I heard a can of tuna fish has like 42 grams of protein, is this true? If it is I'll probably just stock up on that and have only 1 shake per day

getfit
03-08-2005, 05:25 PM
chicken
lean meats
fish-salmon-tuna
egg whites
cottage cheese
milk
soya based foods
there's more that's what popped in my head

accuFLEX
03-08-2005, 05:31 PM
A can of tuna has like 30g's of protein

Built
03-08-2005, 05:38 PM
So does 3/4 cup of drained low-fat cottage cheese. Plus, it's mostly casein, so it's slow protein. Good for bedtime.

Vido
03-08-2005, 05:38 PM
I heard a can of tuna fish has like 42 grams of protein, is this true?

Can't you just check the facts on the can?

Maki Riddington
03-08-2005, 06:19 PM
Lol, I use cottage cheese and tuna a lot.

Built
03-08-2005, 06:21 PM
Ever mix 'em?

waynis
03-08-2005, 06:59 PM
carton of eggs- around a dollar
can of tuna- under a dollar

Maki Riddington
03-08-2005, 07:09 PM
Ever mix 'em?

Hell no.

Jabberwocky
03-08-2005, 07:45 PM
I have once, I added lemon pepper seasoning, it was awful.

smalls
03-08-2005, 09:17 PM
There are very few sources of protein as cheap as whey if you buy it correctly. I also take in tons of tuna when I can get it 33cents a can.

phatmike
03-08-2005, 09:26 PM
A serving of Nitrean (24 g Protein) is less than 50 cents...

JSully
03-08-2005, 10:36 PM
A serving of Nitrean (24 g Protein) is less than 50 cents...
Way to pimp out Atlarge!!!


www.atlargenutrition.com (http://www.atlargenutrition.com)
Cheap, good tasting protein.

Also, 2oz tuna = 13g protein. I can tuna = 2.5 servings. That's 33g protein.

I myself by the big can of tuna from Costco that has the equivalent of 12 cans in it and costs about $4.50.

Also cottage cheese has a good amount of protein for pretty cheap. Eggs are very cheap as well. At costco I get 5 dozen eggs for about $3.89. At the regular store a dozen is a little over a buck, when not on sale.

Optimum08
03-08-2005, 10:49 PM
yes if protein powder is too expensive for you then u are buying the wrong type...and im with everyone else, canned tuna (in water), and cochee (cottage cheese) are good and pretty cheap sources of protein...

thajeepster
03-09-2005, 01:26 AM
Ever mix 'em?

I actually like mixing them, put them on some whole wheat bread and throw it in the broiler for a little while til the cheese melts... pretty damn good with some hot sauce mixed in.

D&G
03-09-2005, 05:14 AM
I bought 2lbs of ox liver for 77p (US$1.48) the other day, per 100g it's 20g protein and 4g fat (1g saturated).

ReelBigFish
03-09-2005, 10:28 AM
I actually like mixing them, put them on some whole wheat bread and throw it in the broiler for a little while til the cheese melts... pretty damn good with some hot sauce mixed in.

I've done the same thing. I think they are good together. I would sometimes put the mix into a baked potato too.

Built
03-09-2005, 10:47 AM
Great idea about the sandwich - never thought about melting it.

Thanks!

Thunderwulf
03-09-2005, 01:06 PM
I mix some brown rice, mushrooms, cot cheese and tuna all together.

Not bad.

Ellocodetroit
03-09-2005, 03:17 PM
I buy small cans of tuna. 26g of protein per can. Just bought some last Starkist for 0.39 cents a can. Limit was 6.

Brock Huard
03-09-2005, 03:18 PM
Can't you just check the facts on the can?

I'm with Vido here....check the goddamn back of the can. Does anybody else feel like there are to many kids on this site asking questions they could easily find out for themselves? Save me the time of even opening a post like this by not posting it. I'm done.

ryuage
03-09-2005, 03:27 PM
wow you know its bad when someone thats only been here a month is fed up with all the stupid questions.... :) whoever said no question is a stupid question must have been high/

PowerManDL
03-09-2005, 05:37 PM
Don't even get me started.

JSully
03-09-2005, 05:52 PM
One person says a can of tuna is 42grams of protein, another person says a can of tuna is 24g protien.... WTF!!!

I'll go grab my can....I know its the can everyone's talking about, because it's the only can available for 40cents.

Serving Size: 2oz
Servings Per Container: 2.5
Fat: .5g
Carbs: 0g
Protein: 13g

Now.....lets do some math....

assuming what is listed is exactly what is in the can:

2.5x.5 = 1.25g = fat
2.5x0 = 0g = carb
2.5x13 = 32.5 = protein

Now all the confusion is over on tuna.

phatmike
03-09-2005, 05:57 PM
:withstupi

thajeepster
03-09-2005, 06:49 PM
One person says a can of tuna is 42grams of protein, another person says a can of tuna is 24g protien.... WTF!!!

I'll go grab my can....I know its the can everyone's talking about, because it's the only can available for 40cents.

Serving Size: 2oz
Servings Per Container: 2.5
Fat: .5g
Carbs: 0g
Protein: 13g

Now.....lets do some math....

assuming what is listed is exactly what is in the can:

2.5x.5 = 1.25g = fat
2.5x0 = 0g = carb
2.5x13 = 32.5 = protein

Now all the confusion is over on tuna.

actually its not, :)... next time, drain your tuna well and then weigh it, the average 6oz can of tuna comes out to around 95-100g. It says on the nutritional info that its per serving of 56g DRAINED. now 95g is about 1.75 servings, give or take which ends up at .8g fat 0g carbs and a whopping 22g protein... the funny thing is i actually wrote an email to chicken of the sea and they gave me some bullsh!t answer and gave me a 5.00 coupon for free tuna. Go figure :) it shut me up though, now on to bumble bee and starkist :)......

reaver
03-09-2005, 09:48 PM
I agree, it takes longer to ask then look on the package. It takes longer to ask and wait for a response then google. In which case people replying google it for you.

JSully
03-09-2005, 10:22 PM
actually its not, :)... next time, drain your tuna well and then weigh it, the average 6oz can of tuna comes out to around 95-100g. It says on the nutritional info that its per serving of 56g DRAINED. now 95g is about 1.75 servings, give or take which ends up at .8g fat 0g carbs and a whopping 22g protein... the funny thing is i actually wrote an email to chicken of the sea and they gave me some bullsh!t answer and gave me a 5.00 coupon for free tuna. Go figure :) it shut me up though, now on to bumble bee and starkist :)......

I did say:


assuming what is listed is exactly what is in the can:

2.5x.5 = 1.25g = fat
2.5x0 = 0g = carb
2.5x13 = 32.5 = protein

I put that there for a reason, knowing that what is put in the can is not always correct.

I but the giant can from Costco and weigh it out myself.

thajeepster
03-09-2005, 10:30 PM
I did say:



I put that there for a reason, knowing that what is put in the can is not always correct.

I but the giant can from Costco and weigh it out myself.

sorry if i came off like an *******, didnt mean it. I think everyone should definitely weigh there tuna if they want accurate macros.

Shao-LiN
03-09-2005, 10:40 PM
I tend to just hope the thing meets label claims and stop obsessing over it.

Jabberwocky
03-09-2005, 10:46 PM
For 40 cents I dunt really care that much =D

deadleg
03-10-2005, 03:50 AM
Can't you just check the facts on the can?
How much protein is in an egg roughly?

fen2zla
03-10-2005, 04:19 AM
whoever said no question is a stupid question must have been high/

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.

And as for the protein content of an egg, a large one would be about 8g.

Vido
03-10-2005, 12:09 PM
How much protein is in an egg roughly?

6-8g depending on the size of the egg. I'd prefer to err on the low side, so I know I'm getting enough protein each day.

That's a figure that probably surprises a lot of people seeing as we're brought up thinking that 2-3 eggs in a meal is "a lot". 12-18g of protein isn't a lot...it's pathetic. Now I can't remember the last time I had less than 6 eggs in a meal.

Vitalize
03-10-2005, 11:06 PM
Eggs, Tuna, Cottage cheese..you know the same things that have been posted on this site 1000 TIMES ALREADY!
And buy some protien powder and stop skimping....If you cant afford it get a job. :)
:hump:
*tounge in cheek*

abwowang
03-11-2005, 12:04 AM
yogurt is cheap too
its got like 7 g of protein

Vido
03-11-2005, 12:29 AM
yogurt is cheap too
its got like 7 g of protein

I wouldn't classify yogurt as "cheap" on a protein/g basis. It's not like 7g is a respectable amount.

fusion210
03-11-2005, 11:29 PM
Keep your eye on protein powder specials.
To compare, I paid $47 shipped for my 10lb bag of ON 100% whey.
1.32 cents, that's .0132 dollars per gram.
For one dollar, you get 75 grams of protein. About a dozen eggs.
That's cheaper than buying eggs for me, powder is easier to ingest, and IIRC has better absorbtion.

Focused70
03-14-2005, 10:50 AM
Natty peanut butter, cottage cheese and tuna are your friends.

3 T. of natty pb provides approx. 12 g protein and 300 calories. One can of water packed tuna will give you something like 30+ g of protein and about 180 calories. 2 1/2 cups of 4% cottage cheese is a little over 30 g protein and 300 calories. (Figures might be slightly off because I'm posting at work and not at home.)

Stash

Focused70
03-14-2005, 10:53 AM
Ever mix 'em?

I do all the time. People don't listen to me though. :D

It's my preferred way of eating cooch....just top it with some tuna and I'm good to go.

Stash

crazedwombat
03-14-2005, 01:12 PM
is it just me or does cooch mean something totally different?

Focused70
03-14-2005, 01:23 PM
I call it cooch, other ppl call it coche. :swear:

Stash

Vido
03-14-2005, 04:13 PM
I call it cooch, other ppl call it coche. :swear:

I've never heard of either. You're talking about cottage cheese, right? Myself, and anyone I know, just call it "cot".